Don't miss these shows on and off Broadway
Every theater on busy Broadway is booked, and Off-Broadway is humming as well. Here are some shows that are well worth your time -- not to mention your money.
Billy Crystal returns to Broadway with his touching and funny 2005 Tony-winning autobiographical play about, for starters, growing up in Long Beach and the "700 Sundays" he spent with his late father.
Mark Rylance, the dazzling British acting chameleon, stars as the ambitiously deadly, deformed but charming "Richard III" in this more-or-less authentic all-male Elizabethan production from Shakespeare's Globe.
Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto play mother and disappointed son in John Tiffany's dreamlike reinvisioning of Tennessee Williams' 1944 masterwork, "The Glass Menagerie." (Feb. 1, 2013)
Jazz master Wynton Marsalis helped put together "After Midnight," a 90-minute song-and-dance entertainment evoking classic Harlem jazz from Duke Ellington's Cotton Club in the '30s. The onstage Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Star orchestra is sensational.
Roger Rees plays the father obsessed with defending his young son's honor after a minor crime in this sterling revival of Terence Rattigan's 1946 "The Winslow Boy." Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, as his wife, and Charlotte Parry, their daughter, get caught up in the drama.
Mark Rylance, right, plays aristocratic Olivia and Stephen Fry is Malvolio in this hilarious and eye-opening all-male "Twelfth Night," half of the two-play repertory visiting from Shakespeare's Globe in London.
Hannah Nordberg, as Olive, follows her dream of being in a little-girl beauty pageant in this musical adaptation (book by James Lapine, music by William Finn) of the 2006 family road movie, "Little Miss Sunshine." (October 2013)
Great British actors Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon are riveting as an aging rural couple facing agonies and indignities with unsentimental hilarity in this semi-staged 75-minute staging of "All That Fall," Samuel Beckett's 1957 radio play, running through Dec. 8.
Jeff Goldblum and Laurie Metcalf are terrific as a political married couple roiled by his sex scandal in "Domesticated," the latest unsettling tragicomedy by Bruce Norris, Pulitzer and Tony winner of "Clybourne Park."
Alexandra Socha plays Medium Alison, the middle portrayal of three stages of growing up in "Fun Home," the extraordinary new musical (book by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori) based on Alison Bechdel's 2006 best-selling memoir about discovering that she is gay--as was her difficult, late father.
David Harewood plays Oberon and Tina Benko is his Titania in Julie Taymor's deliriously beautiful, deeply magical staging of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Theatre for a New Audience's new Brooklyn home--the visionary director's first project since the problematic "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark." (October 2013)